LDP-backed candidate Wada wins seat in Hokkaido by-election

/ Apr 25, 2016

LDP-backed candidate Wada wins seat in Hokkaido by-election

Yoshiaki Wada, the Liberal Democratic Party-backed candidate, secured a seat in a Hokkaido by-election Sunday in what is seen as giving a boost to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party in the upcoming Upper House election, after defeating the Democratic Party’s candidate in a close ...

Poll shows close race in Hokkaido by-election

/ Apr 18, 2016

Poll shows close race in Hokkaido by-election

The ruling and opposition parties are in a close fight in one of the two Lower House by-elections next Sunday that are being viewed as a prelude to this summer’s Upper House election. The Hokkaido No. 5 single-seat district is being contested by a ...

By-election seen as test for July poll

/ Apr 11, 2013

By-election seen as test for July poll

Official campaigning for the April 28 Upper House by-election in Yamaguchi Prefecture begins, with Democratic Party of Japan-backed ex-Justice Minister Hideo Hiraoka challenging a Liberal Democratic Party newcomer.

Singapore's PAP loses by-election to Workers' Party

Jan 28, 2013

Singapore's PAP loses by-election to Workers' Party

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) suffered a rebuke Saturday when it lost a parliamentary by-election despite promising more reforms and massive public spending to appease a restive electorate. The opposition Workers’ Party defeated the PAP, which has been in power for more than ...